BROOME PORT —
1138. Hon KEN BASTON to the Minister for Ports:
I refer to the pedestrian walkway
alongside the port of Broome, which has been partially closed for some time.
(1) Could the
minister please advise whether a time frame is in place for reopening the
(2) If yes to
(1), what is the time frame?
(3) What work is
required to prepare the walkway for reopening, and what is the estimated cost?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
thank the member for the question, and I recognise that the issue of access at
the port is a real one. The first 180 metres of the walkway was reopened in
September 2017, at a cost of $527 000. I understand that the costing of the
remainder of the walkway is about $800 000. We have recently appointed a new
CEO of the port authority. We are hoping that we will get a good engagement
with the Shire of Broome. Coming with our recent announcement of the Kimberley
marine supply base, we have to do a lot of thinking about what we are going to
do for public access in the Broome port, and what alternatives there might be.
We have had some very interesting dialogue with the Shire of Broome about this.
We are very conscious of this issue. It is a work in progress, and it needs some